My home's only an hour out of London by train, which I visit regularly both for business and pleasure. I suppose we all have our 'train behaviour' pe...
Italians are rigidly traditional when it comes to what, when and how to eat and drink. And surprisingly, some of the most popular worldwide 'Italian' food and beverages won't be found anywhere on a menu in Italy.
Across the world, communities are coming together to find a more balanced way of life. The stresses of modern day living are taking their toll and people are searching for deeper connections with each other and the natural world. Many are feeling a pull to go back to the roots and lead a simpler day to day routine, getting in touch with a mindful approach to being.
Where were you in March 2016? My husband and I were in Mexico City, being dazzled and inspired by The Rolling Stones! Photo by Author. My husban...
Traveling is one of the best ways to break free from your draining daily routine and give yourself the much-needed rest and relaxation. It is a reward that every hard-working adult deserves, but it can also easily become a drag. Not only is it expensive, planning your vacation is a chore especially if you choose to plan your itinerary yourself.
Most of us have heard about Berlin's legendary nightlife. Walking through this soggy city I feel like its reputation precedes it somewhat, and I wonder if every dour building under the grey and overcast sky might contain some weird and whacky alcohol-fuelled dungeon. I'm sure there are plenty of other bloggers out there who will dive into that scene far more deeply than I have time for.
As a mum, I see the expenses add up between clothes, food, and medical bills alone! But being the budget savvy mum that I am, I can tell you first hand: it is possible to take a family vacation that does not break the bank and the secret is in the planning.
Dubbed the 'Manhattan of the South', Brickell (rhymes with pickle and nickel) is Miami's financial district, and used to be an all-work-no-play kind of hood. These days, however, there's a decent post-work scene, with new bars and restaurants popping up all the time, plus excellent hotels for those who prefer to stay in the heart of things.
With this unconventional career comes a life of clichés. I've 'found' myself... several times in fact. I've learned to appreciate those 'little things', and a few big ones too. I've had more life changing experiences in the past two years than the previous 29 put together.
It rains a lot in the Carpathian Mountains. You can see the storm clouds roll over the top of the hills, threatening any fair-weather archaeologists in the valley where Sarmisegetuza is nestled, far below.
In 2014, I boldly did what most grooms should not dare to attempt - I photographed my own wedding. In fact, I did it twice! Let's just say the pressure was immense given that I needed to please my bride and our families in getting great photos of our special day!
I have recently been to Torino, in the north west Italy, and I pleasantly discovered that it is a city that has chosen to dismantle many of those insurmountable barriers; thus becoming one of Italy's favourite destination of tourism for the disabled.
I was 28 and he was 50 at the time. He sported long, silvery hair that was always clasped into a thin ponytail. He looked like an active member of a retired rock band. His name was not Paul. But I'll call him that anyway to respect his desire for anonymity.
And so my journey begins, almost 10 months before my first plane takes off in January 2018. It will be almost a year filled with forging links in the places I'll visit; talking to artists, curators and mental health professionals working in the field in the UK and making sure I can share what I witness in the USA and Japan when I return.
Of course travel doesn't need to be a huge holiday abroad - a trip to the local adventure playground, a couple of days in a B&B at the seaside, or a jaunt to an unfamiliar city can all be done on a budget, and can be just as rewarding and productive when it comes to sibling bonding
Cuba is a country that has long been associated with rum, cocktails and cigars. It is spiritual home of classic cocktails such as the daiquiri and mojito and boasts some of the world's most iconic bars in the capital, Havana.